This newspaper has always believed that marriage is between one man and one woman. We are still of that opinion, and we will continue to stand by that opinion moving forward.
However, we are a nation of laws. On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriages shall be legal in all 50 states. Accordingly, this newspaper will follow the law of the land, and we will be publishing same-sex engagements and same-sex marriage announcements.
We know that this will be disappointing to some of our readers. We empathize with their thoughts on this controversial matter and hope through time they will support our decision and understand that we must follow the law of the land.
Steve Gaines, Editor